Antipasti platter or, in Italian, un piatta di antipasti. A bit dear, but consummately satisfying for a special occasion.
Every year about this time, there’s a night when we have only wine, cheese, and fruit for dinner. We eat it in the cool basement on three trays–one for each and then the cheese platter between us on the third. An old movie plays on the tv. There’s not a salad or even a cooked vegetable and definitely not any sort of cooked meat. The wine is icy white or rosé. Sometimes even the grill feels too much to do or too hot to light.
When the dog days of August arrive –as they have– I always think I’ll post a simple little ditty on the blog with some of my favorite no-cook meals.
A few sliced cold leftovers add zing to a cheese, fruit, and veggie platter for two.
And somehow I’ve never before gotten around to it. But this year, I’ve done it. Collected a few of my favorite pretty summer fun meals. Some are truly shop and chop; others are buy some cooked shrimp and throw it all on the plate with a little more effort. Several need new photos and I’m working on them, but included them anyway as they’re just too good to not be included. Continue reading